Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Junior High School at Night

Cheating Grandmother (Obachan)
"I think Japanese education is very tolerant. It’s certainly fantastic that we are this devoted to and enthusiastic about the education of non-Japanese people," a Japanese teacher who works for a junior high school AT NIGHT. (Ref: Tofugu, 2014)

Yes, even Japan has night schools. I was surprised to know this, too. I've been teaching here for almost 3 years and I didn't have any idea that Japan has night schools. I only learned about night schools after reading these articles from Tofugu.  Read them too to get a different perspective of Japanese school system.

Monday, October 20, 2014

For ALT's: Halloween Lesson Ideas

Tumblr funny halloween Funny
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Halloween is not really celebrated in Japan so most students don't have any idea what Halloween is. Hence, some teachers ask ALT's to do a special Halloween lesson. And even if they don't ask, it would still be fun to do something related to Halloween.

Most schools have a lot of  restrictions though. No activities beyond the classroom. No treats allowed.  No costumes. No scary stuff. Teachers just expect a simple but fun Halloween lesson.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

How to Find Part-Time English Teaching in Japan

an events venue in Hamamatsu

Do you need to earn more? Or maybe you just want to fill your free time?

If you think you can teach English, then there are loads of part-time work waiting for you.

Here's how you can find part-time teaching jobs in Japan:
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